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Old 05-05-06, 07:15 AM   #1
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Hello all,
would like some advice please.....i am considering CS837 or CS826 8 speed cassette from harris cyclery - question is will the wheels manufacturing spacer kit (to convert to campagnolo spacing) work with these cassettes? or are some of the sproketts on a carrier? anyone have any idea?

cassettes are here:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#8cassettes
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Why not call them and ask?
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Or ask via the links/email addresses on their site. They responded within a day when I asked for advice on a specific crank... Plus now, I have had the thrill of receiving an email directly from Sheldon Brown.
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Hello all,
would like some advice please.....i am considering CS837 or CS826 8 speed cassette from harris cyclery - question is will the wheels manufacturing spacer kit (to convert to campagnolo spacing) work with these cassettes? or are some of the sproketts on a carrier? anyone have any idea?

cassettes are here:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#8cassettes
They are separate sprockets, you could use one of those kits...but my advice would be to upgrade to 9-speed by installing a 9-speed index disc in your Ergo shifter. This is about a $40 part.

Shimano and Campagnolo 9-speed spacing is close enough to be interchangeable in practice, unlike the 8-speed stuff.

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Or ask via the links/email addresses on their site. They responded within a day when I asked for advice on a specific crank... Plus now, I have had the thrill of receiving an email directly from Sheldon Brown.
Or you could see if he responds to this thread...
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so is it that easy to convert from 8 to 9 speed...???
so all i have to do it buy a Pre-2001 Nine speed Ergo Index Gear for the right shift lever from here:
http://www.branfordbike.com/cgi-bin/...R_ID=480246768
and that is it???????
is it?

nothing is that easy surley?
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ahhh, nothing IS that simple......
the index gear is no longer made, branford can't help.....anyone any idea where i can get this part from?
any ideas would be appreciatted
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ahhh, nothing IS that simple......
the index gear is no longer made, branford can't help.....anyone any idea where i can get this part from?
any ideas would be appreciatted
Whenever I have any tough Campagnolo questions, I drop an email to Peter Chisholm at Vecchio's in Boulder. He knows more about the fine points of Campagnolo stuff than anybody else I know of.

Peter atsign vecchios.com tell him Sheldon sent ya...

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^You might want to edit that post so that web bots don't recognize it as an email address and add it to spammer's lists.
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thanks Sheldon,
i have sent an e-mail, fingers crossed for a good result

in the mean time it is 'ambulo ergo sum' for me
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